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 Meanings and Examples of SPAN
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 n.  duration; distance; cover; extent or measure of space between two points
Classic Sentence:
1  Well, Bill, I see you have a new span of horses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
2  In outer aspect, Pip and Dough-Boy made a match, like a black pony and a white one, of equal developments, though of dissimilar colour, driven in one eccentric span.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
3  I struck downstream and shouted, as the open spring wagon came into view on the middle span.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
4  And even the miserable lives we lead are not allowed to reach their natural span.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
5  So tall was he that his hat actually brushed the cross bar of the doorway, and his breadth seemed to span it across from side to side.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
6  I know now the span of my life.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
7  The kitchen was spick and span: the cook said you could see yourself in the big copper boilers.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In CLAY
8  A deep gulf, she observed, had opened between Dora and me, and Love could only span it with its rainbow.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
9  The river, still dark and mysterious, was spanned by bridges that were turning coldly gray, with here and there at top a warm touch from the burning in the sky.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
10  From that part, the remaining ribs diminished, till the tenth and last only spanned five feet and some inches.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
11  In the centre of this room there was an upright beam, which had been placed at some period as a support for the old worm-eaten baulk of timber which spanned the roof.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
12  Aware of their danger, they were going all abreast with great speed straight before the wind, rubbing their flanks as closely as so many spans of horses in harness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
13  Next moment with a rapid, nameless impulse, in a superb lofty arch the bright steel spans the foaming distance, and quivers in the life spot of the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
Example Sentence:
1  Scientists predict that the average human life span will grow to 130 years.
2  Other scientists predict that the average human life span will grow to 130 years.
3  Under food shortage, the animals might have a strategy in which they elongate life span to increase the total number of offspring produced.
4  Her spirit seemed to hasten to live within a very brief span as much as many live during a protracted existence.
5  We can expect his career in football field will span at least 10 years.
6  Small children have a very short attention span.
7  He has a short attention/concentration span.
8  Imagination will span the gap in our knowledge.
9  The project must be completed within a specific time span.
10  The Brooklyn Bridge was the archetype of the many spans that now connect Manhattan with Long Island and New Jersey.
11  This paper surveys a variety of data compression methods spanning almost forty years of research, from the work of Shannon.
12  He had a chequered political career spanning nearly forty years.